6 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online trip maker.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glencoe.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe road trip app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Glencoe sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kingussie.
Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Kingussie — 1 night

Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB - Insh Marshes. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, then surround yourself with nature on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then take a peaceful walk through Rothiemurchus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kingussie trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Glencoe to Kingussie in 2 hours. In December in Kingussie, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
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Scotland travel guide

Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.